Tag Archives: speculative fiction

CFPs: Folk horror, folklore and fantasy, enchanted environments, literature and science

* Hurry! Some of these deadlines are very soon! 1. Contemporary Folk Horror in Film and Media, Leeds Beckett University, 30-31 July 2020. Deadline: 30 December 2019. The 1960’s and 70s folk horror canon brought the ‘Unholy Trinity’ of Witchfinder General (1968), The Blood on … Continue reading

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Ursula Le Guin: Tributes and Analysis

Some more valuable links to material on the wonderful Ursula K. Le Guin who, sadly, died on Monday (22 January 2017). Tributes from her fellow writers in SF and fantasy: ‘The Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Remembers Ursula K. Le … Continue reading

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Women and Speculative Fiction

Here are two more inspiring reading lists: one of women writers of speculative fiction in translation; one of space operas (typically, a very male genre) written by women.

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Nineteenth-Century Women and Speculative Fiction

This is a fascinating and scholarly essay, ‘Cavendish’s Daughters: Speculative Fiction and Women’s History‘ by Jonathan Kearnes which traces fantastic fictions by women from Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing New World in the seventeenth century, through Frankenstein, then focusing on some little-known … Continue reading

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CFP: Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2015, 8 June 2015, University of Liverpool

An exciting conference for postgraduates to present their research at the University of Liverpool, well-known as a pioneering centre for research into science fiction: Returning for its fifth consecutive year, CRSF is a one day postgraduate conference designed to promote … Continue reading

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